While we recommend easyTek as the ideal solution for use with Bluetooth phones, TwinPhone is the perfect solution for people who typically use the same non-Bluetooth phones at home or at work. TwinPhone allows the wearer to hear the phone conversation in both ears without easyTek. This serves to increase the perceived loudness of the phone signal by 3 dB, reducing listening effort on the phone. Those wearers without an easyTek or those who prefer not to handle an extra gadget will especially appreciate this feature for their phone calls. Consistent with other binaural features of the primax and binax platforms, TwinPhone is also very energy efficient.
How it works
TwinPhone is a separate program which builds upon the popular AutoPhone feature and offers advantages not possible before without a streaming device. In order for a landline or mobile phone to be compatible with TwinPhone, the wearer needs to attach a piece of magnet to the phone receiver. Whenever the phone comes into close proximity with the hearing aid (i.e. when the wearer places the phone next to the ear), the hearing aid detects the magnetic signature. AutoPhone then automatically changes the hearing aid to the TwinPhone program and activates the wireless link. The acoustic phone signal is not only heard in the ear next to the phone, but also transferred to the contralateral aid via the wireless link.
In this real-life demonstration video Adam will help you experience how our new primax™ feature, TwinPhone, wearing the latest Signia hearing aids, the hard of hearing will exert less effort to listen throughout the day – clinically proven.* You have our assurance that the sound of these hearing aids has not been processed in any way, everything you hear has been recorded directly with primax hearing aids.
Listen for yourself.
* Study conducted at the University of Northern Colorado, 2015, examined the effectiveness of the new features of primax by collecting and analyzing ongoing EEG data while subjects performed speech testing. For both primax features SPEECH and EchoShield, the objective brain behavior measures revealed a significant reduction in listening effort when the feature was activated.